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Finnegans Irish Amber - Finnegans Inc.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

128 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 16.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Finnegans Inc. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-19-2005)
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4.14/5  rDev +28.2%

Recently, I have been intrigued by "Finnegan's" Irish Amber. I never saw it or even heard of it until a month ago, and it just kept calling my name. Of course, I didn't want to pick up a sixer just in case I didn't like it (especially at $9 a six pack), but I stumbled upon this single and I grabbed the last one. I dated a Finnegan in high school. She was pretty cute. Maybe her relatives make this? I digress.

Serving style : 12 oz stubbie bottle poured for appearance.

Appearance (4) : Now this is truly amber colored if I had ever seen it. True to its name. Has a shave cream foamy, white three fingered head that leaves lacing ALL the way down as it recedes. This is looking pretty good.

Smell (3.5) : Some milled grain, sweet barley, honey, white grape...golden crisp cereal. Small peck of orange peel. Fresh and clean but could be better.

Taste (4.5) : Home run. This beer is simply great. Robust, flavorful malt character and a perfect balance of subtle hops. The beer just drinks great. Strong honey notes, toffee, sweet grain and milled wheat, some light hints of grape tomato at the end. Finishes great.

Note : Out of the bottle it has a bad metallic flavor at the end, I suggest pouring/serving this one completely in a chilled glass to avoid the dreaded metallica beer.

Mouthfeel (4) : One of the smoothest carbonated beers I've ever had. Smooth and creamy, subtly poppy. Finishes slightly dry but still wet enough to quench a thirsty waterhole.

Overall (4.15) : This beer is a winner. Not only do the Finnegans have cute women, they have great beer, too. Here's to "Barstool Philanthropy"!

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 06, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a conical pint glass

A - This beer is amber in color with an inch of off-white head.

S - It smells a little skunky. I get some caramel aromas.

T - The taste is better. It is a sweet beer. The caramel comes through with little bittering from the hops.

M - Moderate

O - The label reads that all proceeds go to feeding the hungry, so this beer is for a good cause which is good.

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Finnegans Irish Amber from Finnegans Inc.
75 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.